etymology - What is the origin of the phrase "hunky dory"?

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2014-07
  • thrag

    What is the origin of the phrase “hunky dory”?

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  • Chris Noe

    Of course whatever follows would seem to be precisely the thing that isn't to be mentioned.

    EDIT: I'm assuming that the phrase must have evolved from something more complete/cumbersome, like "and of course I don't need to tell you ...", or "and of course we know ...".


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